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Less to clean, bacon-wrapped jalapeños, and gardening

I figured out what to do with the jalapeños we got from people in our neighborhood! I made bacon-wrapped, stuffed jalapeños thanks to Amy’s idea 🙂

Bacon-wrapped stuffed jalapeñosStuffed bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers

I just sliced the fresh jalapeños in half, stuffed them with cream cheese, wrapped them in bacon, topped them with brown sugar, and baked them at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.

Sadie and I had a sticker party the other day. Jimmy was out running an errand and I needed to do some cooking so I just pulled her chair and booster seat up to the kitchen counter and gave her some stickers while I chopped vegetables for a pot of bean soup.

She thought it was pretty neat to put stickers all over us.

Mom and daughter playing with stickers

While Jimmy was out running his errand, Niva decided to jump on our back storm door and break through the glass.

We have so many funny stories with that storm door, like when Jimmy accidentally punched through it because of Lola, Niva cracked the top pane recently, and then we just lost another to her jumping habit.

Husky broke glass door by jumping

My first thought? Well, that’s one less pane of glass to clean! 🙂

The garden has been giving us lots of yellow squash, zucchini, and arugula lately.

Zucchini, yellow squash, and arugula from vegetable garden

I got a cupcake order for our cousin Leia’s fourth birthday! I feel like I was just baking cupcakes for her first birthday. Crazy!

I had some cupcakes leftover, so I delivered a few boxes to our neighbors!

Cupcakes with rainbow sprinkles

I took Niva to the vet for her shots and they did curbside pick-up, so Sadie and I had to wait in the car while she was getting her shots and checkup.

Sadie got bored pretty fast, so I decided to take her outside to walk around and realized I didn’t put shoes on her before we left.

Barefoot toddler picking flowers

Oh well! Sometimes you just have to go barefoot and pick flowers while you wait for your dog to get shots because you can’t go into the vet’s office. This is 2020!

Have you had an “this is 2020” moments lately?

Our Weekend: Chewed Up Diapers and Powerful Words

How was your weekend? I totally forgot to take a photo of the cupcakes I made for my sister-in-law’s birthday, but they were thoroughly enjoyed at her party. Afterwards, Sadie slept over my parents’ house on Friday and Saturday night and what a treat that was. Thank you mom and dad!

Niva and I went on a few one-on-one walks, which are rare for us! 

Black and white Siberian Husky on walkNature grassy hill while on walk

The couches got another deep cleaning with this after Niva found and tore apart a pee-filled diaper on them. Somehow I couldn’t get away from diapers, even while Sadie was away this weekend. 

Couch with chewed up diaper

I also enjoyed some beautiful flowers my mother-in-law gave me as a belated birthday gift. I put them on our front porch bistro table (<–one of my favorite places to sit and relax!) and Jimmy and I ate dinner and admired them on Saturday evening! It felt downright luxurious.

It’s the little things 🙂

Bouquet of flowers

I was able to get some real estate work done, took myself on a date to Joann Fabrics with a gift card I was given for my birthday, mowed the yard, and Jimmy filed our taxes. It was the perfect mix of relaxation and productivity. 

I also picked the first cherry tomato of the season from our garden, too!

Tomato from vegetable garden

We went to church this morning and were reunited with Sadie girl! The sermon was great and I took lots of notes.

One thing from the sermon that really stuck out to me is how we should assume the best in others because that’s what God does for us. Powerful words.

Sermon notes in dot grid journal with Christian stickers for Bible journaling

We’ve spent the afternoon at home, and then we’re headed into church this evening. You’ll never guess what I totally ruined by accident today. I’ll have to take some pictures to share tomorrow because man is it a disaster!

Tell me about your weekend!